Matthew 28:16-20

The Great Commission

16 Now the eleven disciples 1went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
17 And when they saw him they 2worshiped him, but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and said to them, 3"All authority 4in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 5Go therefore and 6make disciples of 7all nations, 8baptizing them 9in[a]10 the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them 11to observe all that 12I have commanded you. And behold, 13I am with you always, to 14the end of the age."

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Matthew 28:16-20 In-Context

14 And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble."
15 So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Cross References 14

  • 1. ver. 7
  • 2. ver. 9
  • 3. Matthew 11:27; Daniel 7:13, 14; John 3:35; John 13:3; John 17:2; Acts 2:36; Romans 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Eph. 1:10, 20-22; Philippians 2:9, 10; Colossians 2:10; Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 2:8; 1 Peter 3:22; [Matthew 9:6; John 5:27]
  • 4. [Matthew 6:10; Luke 2:14]
  • 5. Mark 16:15, 16
  • 6. Matthew 13:52
  • 7. Luke 24:47; [Matthew 24:14; Mark 11:17; Romans 1:5]
  • 8. Mark 16:15, 16
  • 9. See Acts 8:16
  • 10. [2 Corinthians 13:14]
  • 11. John 14:15
  • 12. [Acts 1:2]
  • 13. [Matthew 1:23; Matthew 18:20; John 12:26; John 14:3; John 17:24; Acts 18:10]
  • 14. See Matthew 13:39

Footnotes 1

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